Architect Innovation Cafe – December 2009 Series

January 15, 2010 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PSTSecuring REST-Based Services with Access Control ServiceMichele Leroux BustamanteThe Access Control Service (ACS), part of Windows Azure platform AppFabric, makes it easy to secure REST-based services using a simple set of standard protocols. In addition to enabling secure calls to REST-based services from any client, the ACS uniquely…

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Architect Council | 2010: A Cloud Odyssey

The forecast for 2010 is looking very cloudy, with every technology company delivering some type of cloud offering, and analysts estimating that almost everyone will try some form of cloud computing. But from a practical stand point, how should organizations leverage cloud computing effectively? Is it to simply host existing and legacy assets somewhere else,…

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Architect Innovation Cafe – November 2009 Series

November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PSTAn Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 (View Recording | Download Slides)Tim HeuerMany .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher level…

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Architect Innovation Cafe – October 2009 Series

October 28, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PSTDeploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective (View Recording | Download Slides)Doug KlokowWe’ll discuss 5 key areas centered on deploying Windows 7:  Developing business justification – Evaluate the capabilities provided by Windows 7 and develop a plan for how to realize business value from these solutions; Where…

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Architect Council Events

Facilitated by Microsoft, the premise of this group is to provide an open forum where architects can meet to discuss technologies with their peers.  This forum will provide first-hand experience and best practices that will enable its members to learn from each other and transfer knowledge. Please join us for this great opportunity to learn,…

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Architect Innovation Cafe – Online Webcast Events

Architect Innovation Cafe is a monthly online webcast series of events, hosted by Microsoft. Here you can find a listing of all past events, as well as scheduled upcoming events. For the Architect Council quarterly in-person briefing series, please visit http://blogs.msdn.com/sac/pages/architect-council.aspx. December 2009 Series Securing REST-Based Services with Access Control Service – December 22, 2009Michele Leroux Bustamante…

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Architect Cafe | September 2009 Series

  DAY 1 – September 28, 2009 at Noon PST From the Trenches: Using Architectural Skills to Increase Solution Adoption Success Rates (View Recording | Download Slides)Jim Wilt Products, Solution Frameworks, and Development Tools are too often touted by vendors and development teams as solutions to customer business problems. Why do development teams, customers, and…

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Architect Cafe | August 2009 Series

EVENT OVERVIEW Adverse times are also best times for innovation! Choosing the right battles to fight, and reinventing ourselves with less resources are par for the course today.  However, not all innovation needs to be revolutionary or transformative. In fact, in the current economic crisis, opportunities for innovation can be found in aspects of our…

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Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

EVENT OVERVIEW “Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren’t as instrumental in influencing…

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Beyond SOA – Why User Experience Matters

Most companies are on the road to SOA. Now the big challenge is delivering on the promise of this investment – showing value to business sponsors. With all the focus on back-end plumbing, the end-user is no longer a high priority. Are your solutions delivering a great user experience? Should they and how can they?…

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